CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Alt Ref NoMSU 1396
TitleRecords of the Friends of Aberdeen University Library
Date1957 - current
Extent6 boxes and 1 ledger: 2.31 linear metres
Administrative HistoryThe Friends came into being at a Joint meeting of the Library Committee and the Steering Committee held on 6 October 1962. A small Steering Committee had been set up comprising the Curator, the Principal, Mr Maurice Cramb, Professor Kermack, Mr Cosmo Gordon, the Librarian, the Deputy Librarian and three ex- Curators namely Professors Stephen, MacRitchie and Watt. The Steering Committee was then very active in drafting a proposed Constitution. In a very helpful entry of Library Notes at page 250 of Volume xxxix of Aberdeen University Review for 1961-62, Douglas Simpson advised that permission has now been received from the University Court to found a Society of Friends of Aberdeen University Library on the pattern of those at present in existence elsewhere. A Constitution has been drafted and has been submitted for approval by the University Court.

The aims of the Friends were and still are to this day -
to encourage donations of funds and of books, prints, manuscripts and other items of interest to the Library.
to help the Library buy special books, manuscripts and other items of interest.
to encourage interest in the Library and the potential of its collections.

For more information see a brief history in the newsletter of Autumn/Winter 2012.
SourceDeposited by the Friends of Aberdeen University Library at various times.
DescriptionConstitution c.1960s - 1990s
Committee files 1957 - current
Minutes of meetings 1962 - 1998
Financial records 1963 - current
Record of members 1962 -2006
Publicity 1960s - current
ArrangementMSU 1396 has been merged into MSU 1037.
Access StatusRestricted
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